December 21, 2017 Brookview Banner
2nd Waukee High School
Want accurate up-to-date information on Waukee’s 2nd High School? Go to 2ndhs.waukeeschools.org.
Brookview will be hosting its first annual Diversity Day on Friday, January 12th. We are partnering with CultureAll, a Central Iowa organization specializing in cultural programming. There will be ambassadors from six countries giving students real-world interactions and experiences with other cultures. CultureAll will also be speaking at the January 16 PTO meeting.
3rd Annual Family Leadership Night
We are planning our 3rd Annual Family Leadership Night, please save the date for Thursday, January 25th, 2018.
As we prepare for Family Leadership Night we are in need of your help. We are planning to play READ-O (Bingo) for BOOKS as our Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw activity and we need new or gently used books for our READ-O prizes. As we play READ-O that evening, each student winner will be able to choose a donated book as their prize. If you have any books (in good condition) that your family is no longer reading or you’d be willing to purchase a new book or two to donate to a great cause, please send them to school by Friday, January 19th. There is a box in the BV office for all book donations.
Bolt for Brookview Fun Run
The Bolt for Brookview Fun Run will be held on Friday, April 20th, 2018. Rain date is Friday, May 4. Brookview 5th graders have chosen a sports themed obstacle course! Look for more information to come!
When to Stay Home
Fever – Student must be fever free for 24 hours (less than 100 degrees).
Vomit – Student must have not vomited for 24 hours before returning to school.
Diarrhea – Student must be free from diarrhea for 24 hours.
Pink Eye – Student can return to school after 1st dose of medication or as directed by your physician.
Lice – Student is not sent home the day of discovery. Allowed to return after initial treatment.
Health Blog – To subscribe to the WCSD Health Information Blog, please use the following link http://blogs.waukeeschools.org/health/. The blog contains school and grade level specific heath information.
Waukee Community School District (WCSD) uses SchoolMessenger for emergency notifications. Notifications include inclement weather, late starts or other emergency situations that may arise during or after school hours. SchoolMessenger works with PowerSchool, so there is no list for parents to sign up for, however, in order for parents to receive a text message, parents must complete the “opt-in” process.
Subscribe by texting: “Y”, “Yes,” or “Subscribe” to 67587. The cell phone numbers used must be in PowerSchool to receive a notification. Unsubscribe at any time by texting the key words: “Quit”, “Remove” or “Unsubscribe” to 67587.
Bundle Up For Recess
Students go outside for recess everyday unless the wind chill is 0 degrees or below. Students are not allowed to stay indoors for recess without a medical excuse. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. Hats and gloves are important during the winter months. Boots and snow pants are needed when there is snow on the ground. On snowy days, students are required to stay on the blacktop unless they are wearing boots and snow pants. Please remember to label all of your child’s winter clothing.
Lost and Found
Brookview’s Lost and Found is located outside the music room. Please label all jackets, coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, water bottles and lunch boxes. Please check the Lost and Found area often. Twice a year, at Winter Break and Spring Break, anything not labeled is donated to a charitable organization.
Classroom parties and birthday treats: No homemade treats or food items are permitted. All treats must be commercially prepared and packaged for distribution with the intact ingredient label. Krispy Kreme donuts are not an allergy safe option. Please refer to the Waukee Parent Handbook for more information on the Waukee Allergy Policy. The Waukee Nutrition Department has peanut free snacks for purchase. Please visit www.waukeeschools.org for more information.
Brookview Party Dates
All Party Times are 2:30 – 3:15
Valentine –February 14
Fine Arts Dates
Kindergarten: May 8, at BV time TBA
1st Grade: May 3, at BV time TBA
2nd Grade: April 19, at BV time TBA
3rd Grade is February 1, at WHS Auditorium 6:30PM
4th Grade is March 1, at WHS Auditorium 6:30 PM
5th Grade is March 29, at WHS Auditorium 6:30PM
PTO Restaurant Nights
Mark your calendars for our upcoming restaurant nights where you don’t have to cook and a percentage of the proceeds go directly back to our school! Check out the earning’s we have made thus far because of your support!
|Restaurant||Date of Event||Earning’s|
|Z’Maricks||Thursday, August 31||$383.24|
|Chipotle||Tuesday, September 12||$362.03|
|Dairy Queen||Thursday, October 19||$273.80|
|Chick-Fil-A||Tuesday, November 7||$353.13|
|Hy-Vee Market Grille||Tuesday, December 5||$100.00|
|R Taco||Thursday, January 18||N/A|
|Panera Bread – University Ave.||Tuesday, February 6||N/A|
New PTO Website
Brookview PTO is excited to announce we have a new website. This website is a great go to link for all PTO information including meeting dates, copies of flyers your kids came home with, Restaurant Nights, fundraising events, meeting notes, and many other things! Check it out: https://sites.google.com/view/bvpto/home?authuser=0.
Looking for classes and activities for students and adults? Visit www.waukeeschools.org. On the front page, click on the purple backpack to view Waukee Community Education classes, Waukee Camps and Clinics, Waukee District events and non-profit community fliers.
To make every reasonable effort to provide a safe learning environment for our students, all volunteers must complete an online volunteer form. The form is found here online volunteer form. It takes about 5 minutes to complete and must be completed before you can volunteer in any of Waukee CSD’s buildings.
Substitute Associates Needed!
Come join the Waukee Community School District as a substitute associate.
- Flexibility: You choose when and where you want to work
- Pay: $12.00 per hour
- Experience: Gain great classroom skills
To apply go to https://www.waukeeschools.org/careers/career-opportunities/. Questions: contact Amelia Clark @ 515-987-5161 ext., 4529
Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to earn cash for Brookview. Each Box Top is worth 10¢! Look for the pink Box Top on hundreds of products. Just clip and send to school. You can send them to school in any increments. Groups of 50, can be grouped together and placed in a baggie.
For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offer
Last school year, we earned $779.50 for our school from Box Tops. This school year, our goal is to earn $1,000.
If you have any questions, please contact Becky Twedt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTO Committee Positions
PTO is in need of a chair for the Fine Arts committee and a co-chair for the yearbook for the 2018- 2019 school year. The Fine Arts position is a home-based position. They are in charge of coordinating with teachers to chose shows at the Civic Center and ordering tickets. Most of the work is done towards the end of the school year. The Yearbook chair is more time intensive but is ideally split between two chairs. Most of the work is done after Winter Break. Both positions still have time to shadow current chairs this year. If you have any interest or questions, please contact Maren (email@example.com) or Shannon (firstname.lastname@example.org).